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Hardware profiles, services, programs - not quite sure I'm doing thisright??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ed from AZ, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    In a previous thread (http://tinyurl.com/2colgvz), John John - MVP
    suggested I look into setting up separate hardware profiles and
    referred me to http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/hardware_profiles.html
    .. My ultimate goal is:
    (a) stop some of these stupid things from loading on boot-up at any
    time and clogging up my system (liike the program that wants to
    constantly check for updates for my printer!)
    (b) create two separate boot modes for my laptop - one for "normal"
    use including WiFi, and one for bare-bones non-network use, similar to
    Safe mode but with greater functionality
    (c) to be able to choose one mode or the other without having to
    open msconfig and re-construct my bare-bones mode each time (or other
    similar very involved process)

    As I'm working through the list of services for the hardware profiles,
    it suddenly dawns on me that I'm not seeing any of the _programs_ I
    want stopped. Like the printer update checker that I don't want to
    boot any time, or AVG and Spyware Terminator that I don't want in my
    non-network mode.

    I know I can turn off these programs in msconfig - but would affect
    both profiles, yes? So perhaps the hardware profiles is not the total
    solution? It's maybe a good place to start, but I will need something
    else too?

    A drop-kick to get me a bit further down this road would be greatly
    appreciated!
    Ed
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Re: Hardware profiles, services, programs - not quite sure I'm doingthis right??

    Ed from AZ wrote:
    > In a previous thread (http://tinyurl.com/2colgvz), John John - MVP
    > suggested I look into setting up separate hardware profiles and
    > referred me to http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/hardware_profiles.html
    > . My ultimate goal is:
    > (a) stop some of these stupid things from loading on boot-up at any
    > time and clogging up my system (liike the program that wants to
    > constantly check for updates for my printer!)
    > (b) create two separate boot modes for my laptop - one for "normal"
    > use including WiFi, and one for bare-bones non-network use, similar to
    > Safe mode but with greater functionality
    > (c) to be able to choose one mode or the other without having to
    > open msconfig and re-construct my bare-bones mode each time (or other
    > similar very involved process)
    >
    > As I'm working through the list of services for the hardware profiles,
    > it suddenly dawns on me that I'm not seeing any of the _programs_ I
    > want stopped. Like the printer update checker that I don't want to
    > boot any time, or AVG and Spyware Terminator that I don't want in my
    > non-network mode.
    >
    > I know I can turn off these programs in msconfig - but would affect
    > both profiles, yes? So perhaps the hardware profiles is not the total
    > solution? It's maybe a good place to start, but I will need something
    > else too?
    >
    > A drop-kick to get me a bit further down this road would be greatly
    > appreciated!


    Give Ken Salter's program a try, it's designed exactly for what you are
    wanting to accomplish, I strongly recommend it. Ken has renamed his
    program to AlacrityPC.

    http://alacritypc.kensalter.com/

    John
     
  3. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    Re: Hardware profiles, services, programs - not quite sure I'm doingthis right??

    Wow! That's one awesome program! Yes - I think that will do it.
    Thank you, John!!

    Ed


    On Jul 7, 7:54 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:
    > Ed from AZ wrote:
    > > In a previous thread (http://tinyurl.com/2colgvz), John John - MVP
    > > suggested I look into setting up separate hardware profiles and
    > > referred me tohttp://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/hardware_profiles.html
    > > .  My ultimate goal is:
    > >   (a) stop some of these stupid things from loading on boot-up at any
    > > time and clogging up my system (liike the program that wants to
    > > constantly check for updates for my printer!)
    > >   (b)  create two separate boot modes for my laptop - one for "normal"
    > > use including WiFi, and one for bare-bones non-network use, similar to
    > > Safe mode but with greater functionality
    > >   (c)  to be able to choose one mode or the other without having to
    > > open msconfig and re-construct my bare-bones mode each time (or other
    > > similar very involved process)

    >
    > > As I'm working through the list of services for the hardware profiles,
    > > it suddenly dawns on me that I'm not seeing any of the _programs_ I
    > > want stopped.  Like the printer update checker that I don't want to
    > > boot any time, or AVG and Spyware Terminator that I don't want in my
    > > non-network mode.

    >
    > > I know I can turn off these programs in msconfig - but would affect
    > > both profiles, yes?  So perhaps the hardware profiles is not the total
    > > solution?  It's maybe a good place to start, but I will need something
    > > else too?

    >
    > > A drop-kick to get me a bit further down this road would be greatly
    > > appreciated!

    >
    > Give Ken Salter's program a try, it's designed exactly for what you are
    > wanting to accomplish, I strongly recommend it.  Ken has renamed his
    > program to AlacrityPC.
    >
    > http://alacritypc.kensalter.com/
    >
    > John- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     

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